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* [[Ubergreiffen]] (over gripping)
* [[Ubergreiffen]] (over gripping)
=== [[Absetzen]] (setting off)===
=== [[Versetzen]] (parrying)===
* [[Absetzen]] (setting off)
* [[Verschieben]] (sliding/deflecting)
* [[Verschieben]] (sliding/deflecting)
* [[Hengen]] (hanging)
* [[Hengen]] (hanging)

Latest revision as of 05:02, 12 June 2019

The longsword is the subject of the majority of historical fencing manuals from the medieval/high medieval period. While many of the texts also describe other weapons, the longsword provides a common thread throughout. Meyer also uses many of the lessons from the longsword as a basis for his other weapon treatises.

From its earliest days the longsword was a battlefield weapon and remained in use as such through the 14th and 15th centuries, eventually fading into disuse as a common battlefield weapon at the close of the 16th century. During this period, however, it also became the weapon of choice for judicial duels, as well as one of the central weapons in competitive schulefechten. This last application became the central focus of the longsword during the 16th century with the rise in popularity of fencing as a sport amongst the citizens of German towns and cities.

This section describes the late period longsword of Joachim Meyer and his contemporaries.


[edit] Guards

[edit] Fundamentals

[edit] Principal Guards

[edit] Secondary Guards

[edit] Low Side Guards
[edit] High Side Guards
[edit] Centreline Guards
[edit] Hanging Guards

[edit] Strikes

[edit] Principal Cuts

[edit] Secondary Cuts

Crooked cut variations:

False edge cuts which parry:

Zwerch variations:

Plunging Oberhauw variations:

Changing Strikes:

Flicking hits:

Unterhauw & Zornhauw combination cuts:

[edit] Thrusts

  • High thrust
  • Low thrust

[edit] Meisterhauw

  • Zornhauw
  • Scheitelhauw
  • Krumphauw
  • Schielhauw
  • Zwerch

[edit] Cutting to the Openings

[edit] Handwork Descriptions

[edit] Entering

[edit] Anbinden (Binding)

[edit] Verstullen (blocking)

[edit] Versetzen (parrying)

[edit] Verfuhren (deceiving)

[edit] Stages of the Fight

[edit] Devices from Vom Tag

[edit] Devices from Zornhut

[edit] Devices from Ochs

[edit] Devices from Einhorn

[edit] Devices from Schlussel

[edit] Devices from Hangetort

[edit] Devices from Eisenport - actually Schranckhut

[edit] Devices from Nebenhut

[edit] Devices from Mittelhut

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